Orcas Island Trip 2015

orcas island trip ferry dock 2015What a wonderful time we had. We all had the best time relaxing and enjoying the views. If you have not been to San Juan Islands, Washington, I recommend that you plan a trip. Ed and I have been to San Juan Island but only on a day trip. But once we saw how beautiful it is, we decided we had to take a longer trip to see the sights!

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Road Trip from Louisville, KY to Portland, OR

Road Trip from Louisville Kentucky to Portland Oregon2010 brought us quite a few opportunities. In august we were able to travel from Louisville, Kentucky to Portland, Oregon to celebrate my father-in-law's 70th birthday. 

We started out after the kids got out of school around 3 pm EST on a Thursday.  

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National ParkOn our vacation to Oregon this summer, we were able to visit to the Grand Teton National Park. My first impressions when seeing the mountain range, was speechless.

We started in Yellowstone National Park and drove through the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. When you drive it, the amazement starts as soon as you see the Grand Teton come in view. WOW! We were miles away when I took this picture and the mountains were enormous. Notice the snow still visible in August.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Monument

Recently I was able to visit the Crazy Horse Memorial. I have to admit that I was in complete awe. If the shear size of the Memorial is testimony to the accomplishments of Crazy Horse, mere mortals should stand still and gaze at the life of a true hero! I am grateful that I was able to see it in my lifetime. This Memorial has been in progress for over 60 years. 

Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski was ask by Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear to create the Memorial. The "Memorial's mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians." While visiting the Museum at the Crazy Horse Memorial, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie that was viewed by all visitors. It depicted the life of Ziolkowski and his family. The struggles and dedication of Ziolkowski and his family is testiment to how I wish all American families lived their lives.

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